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ciuppo2000 wrote:Hello Levo!
Generally the reason is that usually words with more than two syllables have two kind of stress: a PRIMARY STRESS and a SECONDARY STRESS.
For instance in the English word EXPECTATION there is a stress on the first syllable [ex] (the secondary stress) and one on the syllable [ta] (the primary stress).
In a normal conversation it is not always possible to "detect" this secondary stress, but speaking slowly and especially using an overstressed/over the top intonation this secondary stress is fully "detectable" and easily mixed up for a primary stress.
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